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Historical Events

Events 1 - 75 of 75

1st - Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center
1st - Milwaukee businessman Herb Kohl purchases the Milwaukee Bucks
1st - Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war would cause a nuclear winter
2nd - FDA in the US approves an ELISA screening test for AIDS antibody for all blood banks
3rd - "Moonlighting" with Cybill Shepard & Bruce Willis premieres on ABC TV in the US
3rd - "My One & Only" closes at St James Theater NYC after 767 performances
3rd - Betsy King wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
3rd - Bill Shoemaker is 1st jockey to surpass $100 million
3rd - National Union of Mine Workers in England end a 51 week strike
3rd - Willie Shoemaker becomes 1st jockey to win $100 million
4th - STS 51-E vehicle rolls back to Vandenberg AFB; mission cancelled
4th - Virtual ban on leaded gas ordered by EPA
4th - War veterans returned to the "Bridge over the River Kwai"
5th - NY Islander Mike Bossy is 1st to score 50 goals in 8 straight seasons
Ice Hockey Great Mike BossyIce Hockey Great Mike Bossy 5th - Mexican authorities find the body of US drug agent Enrique "Kike" Camarena Salaazar
5th - 38th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Killing Fields" Best Film, Wim Wenders Best Director
6th - Enos Slaughter & Arky Vaughan are elected to baseball Hall of Fame
6th - Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in 1 round in his 1st pro fight
6th - Yul Brynner appears in his 4,500th performance of "The King & I"
6th - Atlantis (OV-104) rollout at Palmdale
7th - IBM-PC DOS Version 3.1 (update) released
8th - Ice Dance Championship at Tokyo won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)
8th - 6th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats St. John's, 92-80
9th - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 9th - 26th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Auburn beats Alabama, 53-49
10th - Bonnie Lauer wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational
10th - Dallas Maverick coach Dick Motta is 4th NBA coach to win 700 games
10th - French socialists lose election (National Front 9%)
10th - Ice Pairs Championship at Tokyo won by Elena Valova & O Vasiliev (URS)
10th - India beat Pakistan to win "World Championship of Cricket"
10th - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Alexandr Fadeev (URS)
10th - 32nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia Tech beats North Carolina, 57-54
11th - Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader
12th - Larry Bird scores Boston Celtic record 60 points
12th - 11th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Joan Collins & Linda Evans win (TV)
13th - Funeral services held for Konstantin Chernenko (Moscow)
Actor and Director Clint EastwoodActor and Director Clint Eastwood 13th - Michael Secrest (US) begins 24-hr ride of 516 miles, 427 yards
14th - Michael Secrest (US) completes 24-hr ride of 516 miles, 427 yards
15th - Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
15th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
15th - The first Internet domain name is registered (
16th - Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson taken hostage in Beirut
16th - Denny McLain, pitcher; convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 yrs
17th - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
17th - Matti Nykanen of Finland set a world ski jump record of 623'
18th - Capital Cities Communications Inc acquires ABC
18th - Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays & Mickey Mantle
19th - "Spin Magazine" begins publishing
19th - NSW wins cricket Sheffield Shield by beating Queensland by 1 wicket
19th - Senate votes 55-45, to authorize production of the MX missile
MLB Legend Willie MaysMLB Legend Willie Mays 20th - Libby Riddles is 1st woman to win Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race
21st - Arthur Ashe is named to Intl Tennis Hall of Fame
21st - Bloodbath at Langa (Uitenhage) South-Africa, 19 killed
22nd - NASA launches Intelsat VA F-10
23rd - Space Shuttle Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-D mission
23rd - Julian Lennon's 1st concert (San Antonio Texas)
23rd - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
24th - 5th Golden Raspberry (Razzie) Awards: Bolero wins
24th - Jan Stephenson wins LPGA GNA Golf Classic
24th - Norman Gifford makes cricket ODI debuts at age 44 (v Aust, Sharjah)
24th - 5th Golden Raspberry Awards: Bolero wins
25th - 57th Academy Awards - "Amadeus", F Murray Abraham & Sally Field win
Tennis Player Arthur AsheTennis Player Arthur Ashe 25th - Edwin Meese III becomes US Attorney General
26th - Pope John Paul II proclaims first ever World Youth Day
27th - Billy Dee Williams receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
28th - International Cometary Explorer measures solar wind ahead of Halley
28th - Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues" premieres in NYC
28th - STS 51-D vehicle moves to launch pad
29th - Christos Sartzetakis elected president of Greece
29th - Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist
30th - 139th Grand National: Hywel Davies aboard Last Suspect wins
31st - 15th Easter Seal Telethon raises $27,400,000
31st - 4th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Old Dominion beats Ga 70-65
31st - El Salvador's Pres Duartes' Christian-Democrats win election
31st - Wrestlemania I at Madison Square Garden NY, Hogan & Mr T beat Piper & Orndorf

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 45 of 45

1st - Andreas Ottl, German footballer
1st - Jeremy Jacob "J" Leman, Champaign Illinois, American Football Player
2nd - Robert Iler, American actor
2nd - Reggie Bush, American football player
2nd - Luke Pritchard, British singer (The Kooks)
3rd - Sam Morrow, Northern Irish footballer
4th - Chinedum Ndukwe, American football player
5th - Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Japanese actor
5th - Whitney Port, Cast member of The Hills TV series
6th - Albert Reed, American model
7th - Thomas Erak, American guitarist
8th - Ewa Sonnet, Polish model and pop singer
9th - Parthiv Patel, Indian Cricket Player
10th - Lassana Diarra, French footballer
10th - Casey Dienel, American singer-songwriter
10th - Kim Leclerc, Canadian politician
11th - Derek Schouman, American football player
11th - Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Australian soccer player
12th - Bradley Wright-Phillips, English footballer
12th - Tosh Townend, American skateboarder
Actor Emile HirschActor Emile Hirsch (13th) 13th - Emile Hirsch, Topanga, California, American actor (Into the Wild, Speed Racer)
13th - Alcides, Brazilian football player
13th - Austin Scott, American football player
14th - Idaira, Spanish singer
15th - Antti Autti, Finnish snowboarder
15th - James MacLurcan, Australian actor
15th - F.V.A. Morriello, Canadian author
15th - Eva Amurri, American actress
15th - Tom Chilton, British racing driver
16th - Nicole Trunfio, Australian supermodel
18th - Vince Lia, Australian Footballer
18th - Gennaro Esposito, Italian footballer
19th - Ernesto Viso, Venezuelan racing driver
21st - Adrian Peterson, American Football player
22nd - Mike Jenkins, American football player
23rd - Maurice Jones-Drew, American football player
24th - Haruka Ayase, Japanese actress and model
Actress Keira KnightleyActress Keira Knightley (26th) 26th - Keira Knightley, English actress (Bend It Like Beckham, Pirates of the Caribbean), born in London, England
26th - Prosper Utseya, Zimbabwean cricket captain
26th - Jonathan Groff, American stage actor
27th - Dario Baldauf, Austrian footballer
27th - Stijn De Smet, Belgian footballer
27th - Caroline Winberg, Swedish supermodel
29th - Maxim Lapierre, Canadian ice hockey forward
29th - Mickey Pimentel, National Football League linebacker

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

9th - Actors Laura Johnson (Falcon Crest) & Harry Hamlin (LA Law) wed
Actress Maureen McCormickActress Maureen McCormick (16th) 16th - Actress Maureen McCormick (28) weds Michael Cummings
23rd - Musician Billy Joel weds supermodel Christie Brinkley
25th - Professional boxer George Foreman (35) weds Mary Martelly

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 30 of 30

1st - Eugene List, US concert pianist, dies at 66
2nd - John B Kelly Jr, chairman US Olympic Committee, dies at 57
2nd - Michael Redgrave, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips), dies at 77 of Parkinson's
3rd - Sarah Blanding, 1st US fem college head (Vassar 1946-64), dies at 86
6th - Eric Sloane, US artist, dies at 80
7th - George Schick, Czech conductor (Chicago Symphony), dies at 76
7th - Robert W Woodruff, CEO (Coca-Cola), dies at 95
7th - Victor W Farris, inventor of paper milk carton, etc, dies
8th - Edward Andrews, actor (Broadside), dies at 70 of a heart attack
8th - Thomas Creighton, US heart patient (3 implants in 46 hrs), dies at 33
10th - Konstantin Chernenko, party leader/pres of USSR (1984-85), dies at 73
12th - Eugene Ormandy [Blau], Hungarian/US conductor, dies at 85
15th - Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (b. 1921)
16th - Roger Huntington Sessions, US composer (Black Masks), dies at 88
NHL Star Eddie ShoreNHL Star Eddie Shore (16th) 16th - Eddie Shore, Canadian ice hockey player, dies of a lung infection at 82
17th - Dattu Phadkar, cricketer (Indian all-rounder, 31 Tests 1947-58), dies
18th - Jack Miller, orchestra leader (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 89
21st - Michael Redgrave, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Mr Arkadin), dies at 77
21st - Salvador Ley, composer, dies at 78
23rd - Anton Constandse, Dutch anarchist/writer, dies at 85
23rd - Patricia Roberts Harris, (Rep-D), dies at 60
23rd - Singing Nun, commits suicide in Belgium at 52
23rd - Richard Beeching, chairman of British Railways (b. 1913)
23rd - Peter Charanis, Greek-American scholar and professor (b. 1908)
28th - Marc Chagall, French painter, dies at 97
28th - Nand Baert, Belgian radio/tv-host, dies at 53
29th - Luther Terry, Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1911)
29th - Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun, The Singing Nun (b. 1933)
30th - Harold Peary, actor (Herb-Blondie, Willy), dies of heart attack at 76
31st - Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun (b. 1933)

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